Presentation on theme: "MYP Personal Project A Capstone Experience for Palmer High School MYP Sophomores."— Presentation transcript:
MYP Personal Project A Capstone Experience for Palmer High School MYP Sophomores
Questions What is the personal project? Why should I do a personal project? What support is available to me throughout the personal project? How do I communicate my achievements with others?
What is the personal project? A capstone project for Palmer MYP students An extension of your interests, skills, and individual abilities A statement of your deeper understanding of the areas of interaction; the broad themes upon which the MYP resonates
What type of project can I do? An original form of art (visual, dramatic, performing) A written piece of work on a certain topic A piece of literary fiction An original science experiment An invention A developed business plan, organizational plan, new student organization etc.
Classic Examples from Years Past: Becoming fully licensed in SCUBA with checkout dive in Hawaii Building a full-scale Inuit Kayak out of wood, w/o using glue or metal Developing a scrapbook of favorite time Building a piece of furniture out of wood
More great examples: Traveling to Ecuador to work with people in poverty Learning how to cook gourmet chocolate desserts Writing a novel Directing a play Coaching the North Middle School Forensics team Learning how to dance, or sing, or play an instrument
Why is the Personal Project an important part of IB MYP? It demonstrates your ability to organize, develop, and execute a long term project with independence, It shows your mastery of essential skills in thinking, inquiry, commitment, and follow- through, It serves as a way to share your interests, talents, and passions with others, It indicates your readiness for the Diploma program, Doing things because you are curious, motivated, interested is at the CORE of life- long learning!
Is help available if I get stuck? Yes, of course! Go straight to these people for extra help! Your MYP personal project supervisor Teachers who have similar interests Parents/Guardians Community mentors Ms. Derr in IB office Mr. McComb, MYP tech teacher
How do I communicate my achievements with others? Develop a Goal Statement first! Regular meetings with supervisor At least 5 meetings during your Tech semester Completion of the project Detailed reflection paper On-going process journal Participate in the Personal Project Open House Multi-media presentation developed concurrently in MYP tech
How do I start? Develop and write a clear goal statement by next week By May 13, select a supervisor from the Palmer faculty Meet with your supervisor over the summer Begin your research; start your bibliography immediately!!! Begin your process journal this spring, and keep it actively updated!
What can I expect next year? Your personal project will be due towards the end of the semester in which you take MYP Tech During that semester: Regular meetings with supervisor Multi-media assignment Completion of project, journal, paper Open House night
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